28 Out of all the tribes of Israel, I selected your house[a] to be priests, to offer sacrifices on My altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in My presence.(A) I also gave your house all the Israelite fire offerings. 29 Why, then, do all of you despise My sacrifices and offerings that I require at the place of worship?(B) You have honored your sons more than Me,(C) by making yourselves fat with the best part of all of the offerings of My people Israel.’

30 “Therefore, this is the declaration of the Lord, the God of Israel:

‘Although I said
your family and your ancestral house
would walk before Me forever,(D)
the Lord now says, “No longer!”
I will honor those who honor Me,(E)
but those who despise Me will be disgraced.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:28 Lit selected him

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